Biographical entry Michaelis, Archie Reuben Louis (1889 - 1975)


19 December 1889
St Kilda, Victoria, Australia
22 April 1975
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Businessman, Jewish Leader, Politician and Writer of Inscription


Archie Reuben Louis Michaelis was a businessman, politician and Jewish leader. He was born in 1889 at St Kilda, Melbourne. He entered the family tannery business, Michaelis, Hallenstein & Co. Pty Ltd, in 1908. Michaelis became associated with the Young Nationalist Organisation and established a lifelong friendship with Menzies. In 1932 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly for the United Australia Party. He joined the Liberal Party in December 1946 and was elected Speaker of the Victorian parliament in 1950, serving in that role until his retirement in 1952.


Levi, J.S. Michaelis, Sir Archie Reuben Louis (1889-1975), Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University. Accessed 29 July 2013.